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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #164
JR Greenhorn
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Originally Posted by nskitts View Post
Now where is that pesky recall letter about underhood fires related to oil dripping on the exhaust manifold...we will get around to it eventually...
I literally laughed out loud when I read about that the first time a few years ago (we owned a 2004 Grand Prix at the time, which I think was not included in the recall). They didn't bother with the source of the fire, which is the leaking valve cover gaskets common to all 3.8's (including our 2004's Series III engine with it's "improved" gaskets that still leaked), which dribble oil onto the exhaust manifolds. Instead, they replace some plastic parts of the spark plug wire guides which allow the fire to spread. Classic GM half-assed approach to solving a problem.
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